WPS Composting Program

The Washington Primary School Environmental Club was founded in September 2014 by 5th grade students Liam Koval and Owen Hutchings. Connor Ross also joined as a leader in the following months. The group consists of about twenty WPS students in grades 3, 4 and 5 who meet regularly to discuss environmental issues in relation to their school.

In May of 2015 the WPS Environmental Club embarked upon a new composting program with the support of the Council. WEC funded the purchase of a Mantis ComposT-Twin for use at WPS for composting lunches. It also paid for a composting consultant to address the students and supervisors on the best use of the composter and the best method for collecting compostable materials. The resulting compost will then be utilized to fertilize the garden around the new bocce courts at the school.

WEC would like to commend the WPS Environmental Club students for their superb initiative and hard work in starting and implementing this program at their school.